javascript automatic execution

I have
<script>
 //javascript functions
</script>

1. Is there a way to run one of the functions automatically whenever the page is loaded, besides BODY onLoad event ??

2. Is there in javascript Sleep function that  makes thread to sleep for given time?
amakalskiAsked:
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venkateshwarrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
For your first question.... you can directly do the function call without onload() function..

<script>

welcomeuser();

 function welcomeuser()
 {
    alert("welcome...");
 }

</script>
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jaysolomonCommented:
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
window.onload = function(){
      // Do your onload statements here
      alert("Some onload function is running");
      setTimeout("alert('I was sleeping for just a few :)')", 700);
}
// -->
</script>
</head>

<body>

</body>
</html>
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jaysolomonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
setTimeout would be like a sleep copy paste and see results
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lil_puffballCommented:
Adding on to what venkateshwarr said...

If you want to wait until the page COMPLETELY loaded, make sure you put venkateshwarr's code at the very bottom of your page. If you don't, you might get an error. For example, the following code throws an error because the script runs before the form has loaded.

<script>
welcomeuser();
function welcomeuser(){
document.forms[0].welcome.value="Welcome!";
}
</script>

<form>
<input type=text name=welcome>
</form>
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JakobACommented:
Also you should not call the function before you define it:

<script>
function welcomeuser(){    // defines the function
    document.forms[0].welcome.value="Welcome!";
}
          // now the function has been defined so we can call it:
welcomeuser();
</script>
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